Professional Development for Teachers
Come to PEM to get inspired, connect with colleagues and advance your classroom teaching with workshops, artist demonstrations, open houses and other opportunities especially for teachers. Attend an evening session or apply to the PEM Teacher Institute for an immersive summer experience. Check back here throughout the year for the latest teacher programs.
The museum also offers day-long professional development workshops for schools and districts on topics such as object-based teaching, interdisciplinary learning, creative expression and writing inspired by art. Customized workshops are available to groups of 10 or more teachers in the museum or at your school.
Visiting another time? New England educators always receive free admission! Just show your ID. Other educators planning to bring students to the museum can contact us (see below) to arrange a free visit.
To sign-up for monthly email updates or find out more information, contact email@example.com or 978-542-1546.
Educator Open House: Calder & Abstraction
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 4-7 pm
Free for you and a guest, parking voucher provided
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-542-1546
Discover the new exhibition Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic, create mini models of sculptures with artist Kirsten Reynolds, take on a design challenge in the Maker Lounge, enjoy refreshments, socialize with colleagues and learn more about upcoming exhibitions and programs.
*Please note: Timed tickets will be distributed for the model-making workshops. To reserve your ticket in advance, please indicate in your RSVP your preferred workshop time slot: 4:15 pm, 5:15 pm or 6:15 pm. Some museum galleries will close at 5 pm.
Ongoing Professional Development Opportunities for Educators
Interdisciplinary Learning in the Museum and Classroom
Explore interdisciplinary learning against the backdrop of PEM's exhibitions and collection. Inspired by works of art that link the visual arts to a variety of other disciplines, teachers take part in lively discussions, make connections to classroom teaching and practice developing interdisciplinary lesson plans with other participants.
Write at the Museum! Making Objects Come Alive to Promote Literacy Skills
How can objects tell a story? Look at objects in the museum’s collection as inspiration for writing and discover how object-based learning can be applied to classroom teaching. Learn how to view objects with students and how students can develop a variety of written responses to works of art.
Discover the Art of Object-based Teaching!
Objects and artwork come to life through the use of open-ended questioning strategies. Explore the educational potential of objects in PEM’s collection and learn how using objects in your classroom can engage students in inquiry and collaborative learning while building observation and communication skills.